Saturday, May 27, 2017

Things I learned lately - 27 May

  • Tim Hortons opens in the UK on 2 June 2017. In Glasgow.
  • Stanley Black & Decker just bought Craftsman tools from Sears.
  • The governor of Vermont vetoed the marijuana legalization bill. I guess he doesn't want to be re-elected......
  • US Treasury Secretary Steven Mnuchin thinks the threat of automation taking away jobs was negligible and that a two-decade timetable grossly exaggerated what was likely 50 to 100 more years away.
  • Cyndi Lauper's debut solo album She's So Unusual was the first debut female album to chart 4 top-five hits on the Billboard Hot 100.
  • Apparently, the TPP is not dead. It's just proceeding without the US.
  • There are serious studies that have concluded that it is very possible, that electric, self-driving vehicles will catch on quicker than anyone expected. This would theoretically lead to a major collapse in the current fossil fuel car sales business model, and inadvertently, the fossil fuel industry as a whole. Timeline: 4-6 years. From now.

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